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Who's Talking Bull: Misery loves company

via <a href=""></a> Yesterday everyone was pointing and laughing at the Buckeye's... karma!
via Yesterday everyone was pointing and laughing at the Buckeye's... karma!

If you're an OSU fan you have to love this:

Georgia Reports Five Recruiting Violations From Ray Drew Signing - The University of Georgia has self-reported five secondary recruiting violations stemming from the signing announcement of prospect Ray Drew.

That, and the fact Yahoo is saying there is more dirt out there on other programs are a buckeyes best friend this morning. In the background the NCAA wheels of justice will turn in the manner we have all come to expect... Slowly! The real damage being done is not Tress sitting out a couple of non-con games it was the publicity. With Georgia now taking some of the spotlight and more to come from other programs the worst of the offseason coul dbe over for OSU.

No details of the self reported violations are out but so far it looks *really* minor. All the violations are about as benign 'sounding' as you can get:

UGA compliance director Eric Baumgartner determined the following NCAA bylaws were broken:

  1. — General Rule (regarding unauthorized off-campus recruitment)
  2. (g) — General Exceptions/Unavoidable Incidental Contact
  3. (d) — Restrictions, Athletics Representatives/Visiting Prospective Student-Athlete’s Institution
  4. — Off-Campus Contacts or Evaluations
  5. 13.10.2 — Comments Before Signing

MAC Basketball:

All-MAC Teams announced
All-MAC Second Team: Byron Mulkey, Buffalo Honorable Mention: Zach Filzen, Buffalo - Javon McCrea, Buffalo

How High Can The MAC Be Seeded On Selection Sunday? - Hustle Belt
There once was a magnificent time in our sports history wherein the Mid-American Conference was comfortably seeded somewhere in the 9-to-13 range — sometimes multiple times in the same bracket — setting them up nicely for a run to the Sweet 16. You could never count out the MAC team! That is, until they stopped winning games.

NIU Head Men's Basketball Coach Ricardo Patton Will Not Return - Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site
DeKALB, Ill. -- Ricardo Patton, who completed his fourth season as Northern Illinois' head men's basketball coach in 2010-11, will not return to the Huskie bench, NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher and Patton announced Wednesday.

Bulls face formidable foe in Kent State - UB Men's Basketball - The Buffalo News
Kent State, the No. 1 seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament, will begin the quest to add a postseason championship to its regular season crown at 7 p.m. Thursday in a quarterfinal against the University at Buffalo in Quicken Loans Arena.

UB women get the heave-ho - UB Women's Basketball - The Buffalo News
But soon the third-seeded Chippewas began a three-point exhibition that overwhelmed the University at Buffalo while ending the career of the best player to ever wear a Bulls uniform.

Other UB Sports:

Madlock first Bull in for 2012 -- Buffalo News
"Me being from Buffalo, I'd like to give something back to the city and show that the area has great athletes, not just Texas and Florida,'' Madlock said. "My parents will be able to see the games and everything, too."

State-by-State Recruiting: "Average Remaining Talent" - TheChip Report
As far as the states where a coach may be most successful in finding unfound talent, I would start in New York. The ART suggests 55 players may be found there.

Kevin Smith Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA Tournament - Buffalo Athletics
Redshirt Junior Kevin Smith became the sixth Buffalo Bulls wrestler to earn a trip to the NCAA tournament this season after earning an at-large bid during the selection process held Wednesday night.